Seventy-six percent of the 174 U.S. initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2017 were of companies with earnings less than zero. While it’s not unusual for unprofitable companies to go public, this is the highest level we’ve seen since 2000, and equal to the second-highest year of 1999.
“Are you ready for this? It could be a game-changer…” starts the accompanying article to Rachael Ray’s March 19, 2018 show featuring tech guru Katie Linendoll and Zero Mass Water’s Source Hydropanels. Zero Mass Water, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager, has made recent appearances with its innovative technology in Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and on This Old House. Now, celebrity chef and talk show host Rachael Ray learns about the company’s incredible machine on her show Rachael.
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When market returns are attractive, as they have been for the last several years, the lure of passive investing is strong. After all, who wouldn’t want to capture market returns when the market is booming? (Passive investments, or index funds, closely mirror indexes in order to provide investors with broad market exposure at a generally lower cost than actively managed funds.) Passive investing can serve a purpose in a portfolio, particularly in more efficient asset classes, but investors should be aware of the pitfalls of overusing passive investment strategies, as outlined below. Read more
A leading college website, Spoon University, has discovered Fishpeople Seafood — one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager — and they like what they’ve found! “Fishpeople Seafood Entrée Kits are the Solution to a Fast and Healthy Dinner” suggests that Fishpeople’s entrée kits are just the thing for college students, who need solid nutrition but may not have time for major meal planning and preparation. Read more
The CFA Society Portland hosted its 12th annual Investment Strategy Dinner on Feb. 1 at the Portland Art Museum. The gathering of more than 300 attendees, mostly CFA charterholders, featured keynote speaker Jeffrey Rosenberg, CFA, chief fixed income strategist for BlackRock, Inc. and a member of the BlackRock Investment Institute. Rosenberg discussed his outlook for 2018, particularly the impacts of the current environment on long-term fixed income potential. Read more
“Big Pink” — it’s 40 floors and 525 steps, and you can climb it as many as five times! Teams and individuals will join the Fight for Air Climb vertical foot race on February 11, helping to raise funds to support the American Lung Association. This is the 6th annual Fight for Air Climb, a fun event for serious athletes and non-athletes alike. Stair climbing is lower-impact than walking and provides a total body workout that’s easy on the joints. Read more
“The company is called Fishpeople, and its mission from the ground up is to be a different kind of seafood company – one that brings pure, authentic, sustainable, and traceable seafood to consumers, but at an affordable price point and in the freezer section of your grocery store.” In Forbes Magazine’s “Eat Better Seafood: Easy New Way For You To Buy Delicious Fish,” author Larry Olmsted discusses some of the perils of seafood and how Fishpeople — one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager — is one of the solutions. Read more
When things have been good for a long time in the market, the human mind naturally adjusts and builds its idea of “normal” around the current environment. This “new normal” sets the stage for future decision-making. But beware of this tendency, because it can be deceptive! Since it’s impossible to predict future market movements, investors should base their strategy on a long-term plan, not on the current environment. Read more
Perhaps the 74 million-mile distance between Mars and Venus has an influence on why men and women invest so differently. But most actual investment happens on Earth, where it may be advantageous to bring both perspectives to the table. How do men and women invest differently, how can they impact the long-term outcome of a portfolio, and why is it important to find a balance? Read more